Our skin becomes susceptible to dryness during the winter months with the combination of freezing cold temperatures and forced air heat. Areas such as the hands, lower legs and lips are often most prone to the ravages of winter because they produce less natural oil. Our dermis provides an armor against the elements and must remain nourished to protect us. When selecting a moisturizer, choose one that is both non-irritating and hydrating. With a unique anti-itch ingredient and sterile delivery system, we recommend the Avène Xeracalm for repairing irritated and dried-out skin to face and body. To soothe and soften dry, cracked lips Avène Cold Cream Lip Balm and Dr. Dan’s Cortibalm are office favorites. Avène Skin Recovery Cream and SkinMedica Replenish Hydrating Cream are rich, emollient facial moisturizers suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Not forgetting our very own CCSD Revive Night Cream containing peptides for added anti-aging benefit. Please remember, if over-the-counter options are not meeting your needs, please seek the advice of one of our CCSD providers. Certain skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema may require prescription topicals to prevent flares. Call the office today at 312-245-9965 if you would like to discuss your dry skin further!